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Wednesday May, 31: World MS Day

24 May 2017 | By Inserm (Newsroom) | International day

Sclérose en plaques

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In a few days’ time, it will be World MS Day for which the theme this year is “Life with MS”.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system. It causes the progressive destruction of the myelin sheath surrounding the nerve cells, which is essential for their protection and for the transmission of nerve impulses, leading to motor, sensory, and cognitive disruption.

The ability to effectively repair myelin is a key factor in controlling the progression of this disease.

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